Win a Focus Mares bike

Get muddy or get commuting as one lucky winner will receive a Focus Mares 6.7 Cyclo-cross bike worth £1,487

win a focus mares bike

British Cycling are offering you the chance to win this bike in their latest free to enter comp – go on give it a go!

To enter: All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to go to the competition site by clicking on ‘Enter Competition’ button and then enter your details – easy!

Enter by: 28 October at 11:59pm

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No purchase necessary.

See competition website for full terms and conditions.

Promoted By: British Cycling

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How to get into cyclo-cross

Skinny tyres, mud, short, sharp off-road races, with hurdles, obstacles and intense action. That’s cyclo-cross, a form of off-road racing that predates mountain biking by decades.

Cyclo-cross is also one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport with racing for everyone from young kids to grandparents. Throughout the autumn and winter, it’s probably taking place in a park near you.

Cyclo-cross takes place in off-road venues such as public parks and other open spaces. Surfaces can include grass, mud, gravel and sand. Courses are short and winding, enabling multiple laps to be completed within a set distance. Courses often feature obstacles such as hurdles and sand pits, forcing riders to dismount and carry or run with their bikes. Some courses are more ‘technical’ than others, featuring tight single-track trails, tree roots and other obstacles.

Cyclo-cross clubs

Most local cycling clubs are heavily involved in the cyclo-cross season, which generally runs through the autumn and winter, although summer cyclo-cross leagues are becoming more popular. Riding club events is a great way to start, allowing you to build your skills and confidence and pick up tips from more experienced riders. Many clubs run cyclo-cross skills sessions for young people and adults. Contact your local club to see what’s happening in your area.

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